Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. now, we're going to bring in our own professor she is of course at brown university and attended a black caucus foundation 40 second annual conference and has an interesting opinion on this. what did you get out of that conference in terms of the reaction of the black caucus to president obama? >> well, the congressional black caucus put on a wonderful conference that was which with activists, political figures every day people focused on solving a wide range of problems and discussing issues that are especially pertinent to african-americans. overall, there was enormous sport for the president and glowing emotionally written response to michelle obama's speech given. at the same time the level of crisis is so profound that i think there was an undercurrent in some settings where there was a sense if this were any other setting and any other presidential figure, we would be outraged by the level of cries we're in. that's the rock and the hard place that african-americans place, the symbolic value political connections and emotional value of the first black president, but the real
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
easier. let's bring in our own professor professor, tricia rose professor at brown university. i'm curious on your thoughts about this, professor rose, what do you make of this? >> you know, cenk, in is a strategic education. union versus been under enormous assault over the past 40 years. they're at an low, and it's a been a continuous attack. it's the idea that union workers get liveable wages, and this resource is interrupted by unions. in the case of this teachers' union and this film, this is an appalling campaign to take real parents' concern and anxiety about the quality of education and dutch dump it on one source of a massive web. it's very disappointing to see actors and actresses and others really being so deeply unaware of this assault. >> cenk: professor rose, one more thing i see why they're attacking teachers' unions as we just laid out the case, but i've begun to change my mind on the idea of this whole school choice. originally i'm an american. oh competition that will solve it, and then we bring in charter schools, and i thought that might work. now i'm beginnin
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
's discuss that and the professor joins us as well from brown university. michael, ana and jayar here. previewsprofessor, let me start with you. is that a legitimate possibility why president obama has been less forceful last night? >> listen, it's more than a possibility. there is not an ice cube's chance in hell that both sides have not been acutely aware of the mountains of scholarly evidence that black men are perceived as a threat before they speak and all as a group--and when they do, look down look away and defer. it reduces that initial perception. there are incredibly interesting studies on this, both sides definitely are aware of this. that is why i think why romney was baiting obama hoping that the angry black man would pop out and also why obama might have shown that deference. >> you getter not criticize george bush you'll look like wild crazy liberals. >> i disagree a little trish a little despite the fact that she is the scholar, you don't have to be a scholar to know that this is part of american fabric, but the president, he was beat. he was tired. he lost the debate.